Times Square, New York City.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Times Square (map) is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center, and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue.

One of the world’s busiest pedestrian areas, it is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District (map) and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. Times Square is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions.

Also сheck оut мore info: Times Square Tickets  • Visitor tips

Times Square is the site of the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop. About one million revelers crowd Times Square for the New Year’s Eve celebrations, more than twice the usual number of visitors the area usually receives daily.

Broadway. Times Square. Madison Square Garden. The name says it all: the Theater District is the entertainment hub of the city, and possibly the entire nation. The western half of Midtown Manhattan (to be distinguished from Midtown East), this is where you’ll find Times Square, the streets packed with people taking in one of the brightest entertainment districts in the world.

Too many travelers spend all or most of their time in the Theater District and other largely non-residential areas of Midtown Manhattan. From the viewpoint of many New Yorkers, the “real New York” is elsewhere, in the residential neighborhoods uptown, downtown, and even a couple of blocks west of Times Square and the bright lights of the Great White Way.

If you want to find out how New Yorkers live, work, and party and feel the pace of the city, go to neighborhoods like *Greenwich Village (map), the East Village (map), *Chinatown (map), *Harlem (map), the *Upper West (map) and *Upper East Sides (map), or just walk to 9th Av.

 

Public transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in United States.

MTA.INFO + MTA’s Trip Planner

Transit: Another app for real-time public transportation information, Transit provides bus and subway schedules, trip planning, and alerts.

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting Around (nycgo.com) • Public Transportation (nyc.gov)

BUS: Port Authority Bus Terminal. Intercity bus travel is widespread, but not available everywhere.(*Long-distance bus travel in the United States)

TRAIN: Those starting from a nearby suburb can reach NYC by NJ Transit • Long Island Rail Road • Metro-North Railroad.AMTRAK | eTicketing | Interactive Map. (*Rail travel in the United States)

AIRPORT: John F. Kennedy • LaGuardia Airport. Transit between airports NYC Airporter.

FERRY: NYC FerryNY WaterwayStaten Island Ferry  + The New York State Canal System.

The American Manifest: Chapter One by Charles Gaines.

Presented by Creative Time, Governors Island, and Times Square Arts, “The American Manifest” is Charles Gaines’s first public art project, unfolding in three parts over the course of two years across three sites — Times Square, Governors Island, and the banks of the Ohio river in Cincinnati.

Featuring both performance and large-scale sculptural works, “The American Manifest” tells the complicated story of the over 400-year settlement of the United States, focusing on the country’s foundations of colonialism, racial capitalism, democracy, and the legacy of Manifest Destiny. Staged in three chapters, “The American Manifest” began in Times Square with a performance-based installation and sculptural series of seven Sweetgum trees.

video source: Times Square NYC / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Entering the USA can be an easy and seamless process when you are prepared. + U.S. visa & entry requirements (visittheusa.com)

USA Trip planner.

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Roadtrippers.com.

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National Weather Service (weather.gov)

AAA (aaa.com): The American Automobile Association provides a range of services for travelers, including travel planning, trip insurance, and roadside assistance, for those traveling by car in the United States.

U.S. Department of State – Travel (state.gov): This website provides information on travel visas, travel warnings, and travel alerts for international travelers to the United States. It also provides resources for U.S. citizens traveling abroad.

Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov): This website provides information on customs regulations and procedures for international travelers entering and exiting the United States. It also provides resources for travelers bringing goods into the country.

Transportation Security Administration (tsa.gov): This website provides information on airport security procedures, including what items are allowed in carry-on and checked baggage.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov): This website provides information on health and vaccination requirements for travelers to the United States, as well as health and safety tips for traveling in the country.

National Park Service (nps.gov): This website provides information on national parks and monuments in the United States, including park activities and events, camping and lodging information, and park regulations.